Spotlight & Giveaway: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

Posted September 8th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 49 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Jen McLaughlin to HJ!

Hi Jen, Welcome to HJ!

Thank you so much for having me!

Please tell us a little bit about you and your books…

DianeI write New Adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin, but I also write Adult Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts. I love writing them both equally, and love the diverseness in the two different age groups.

What are you currently working on? What other releases so you have planned for 2013 into early 2014?

I’m finishing up an adult book for Entangled publishing right now, then I’ll be working on the second book for Finn and Carrie (Out Of Line).

I’ll have approximately four Diane Alberts books and two Jen McLaughlin books from now until Spring 2014.

Pretty busy, huh?

Where can readers get in touch with you?

Oh, I’m pretty much everywhere. My website is, my Twitter handle is @DianeAlberts, and my Facebook page is

Please summarize your latest release Out of Line for the readers here…

OOLIt’s a book about a Senator’s daughter who has spent her whole life living under the protective eye of her father’s private security. She finally thinks she is free from this when she goes to college. Then she meets a fun, daring, hot surfer guy—and the game changes.

Getting to know Finn Coram & Carrie Wallington from Out of Line

I am…
Finn: A Marine.
Carrie: Finally free.

I like …
Finn: Redheads who surf.
Carrie: Laughter and sunshine.

I want …
Finn: To be happy.
Carrie: To be normal.

I Dream…
Finn: Of laughter and sunshine.
Carrie: Of surfing and riding a motorcycle.

I believe …
Finn: In doing my job.
Carrie: In the goodness of all people.

I love…
Finn: Riding my bike at night, and riding the waves in the morning.
Carrie: Riding Finn’s bike at night, and riding the waves in the morning.

I hope to…
Finn: Not let myself or anyone else down.
Carrie: Be true to myself and those around me.

I am happy …
Finn: With her.
Carrie: With him.

I would like to forget …
Finn: My lies.
Carrie: My past.

In my free time…
Finn: I surf.
Carrie: I surf.


Giveaway: $5 GC to AMZ or B&N

To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Q: Do you usually play by the rules? or Due to tend to bend the rules depending on the situation? 😉 

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About the book:

Desperate to break free…

I’ve spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I’m finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.

Trying to play by the rules…

I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She’s a rule I know I shouldn’t break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…

The truth will cost me everything.

49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin”

  1. Jessica

    I play by the rules 99% of the time. every once in awhile.. the rules just don’t work for me.

  2. Sharilyn Dickerson

    I mostly play by the rules, but sometimes… the rules just have to be bent.

  3. Lori P

    For the most part I play by the rules, but every now and then you might need to bend them.

  4. Tawnya Bentley

    I think I’ll take Johnny Cash for $200 and say “I walk the Line” It depends on the rule, and who made it. Is it the government telling me what my kids can or can not eat or drink, “Here’s a Pepsi and a Fiber One bar honey have a great day at school.” Speed limits, seat belt laws, no talking on handheld devices, that is not only for my safety but that of others. And I’ll leave the Bible out of it, because I really love this blog and would hate to be banned since I’ve manage to get both of my kids not speaking to me today. sigh, such a terrible person.

  5. Leanna

    I bend the rules when I csn be cute and act innocent and talk my wsy out ofbit. The rest of the time I play by the rules. I get away eith stuff because I look innocent.

  6. Jackie

    It definitely depends on the situation! If it’s something serious like work, yes I do. But if it is a social type thing, I like to break them every once in a while! 🙂

  7. Jenn McElroy

    I’m usually a rule follower, but I’m more likely to bend the rules than to break them (when necessary!). Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  8. Barbara S

    i follow the rules, too; but like to think if my family were involved, I’d do what i needed to.

  9. Marcy Meyer

    I tend to follow the rules, but I certainly would break the rules if I felt like the situation really warranted it. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  10. Chanpreet

    I mostly play by the rules. I will bend them from time to time. Maybe even break them if it’s for something important like family. :p

  11. Jesica

    I bend 😉 Rules and expectations I think, bog us down sometimes and even the smallest rebellions can make us feel like we’ve won something lol

  12. Mary Preston

    I mostly play by the rules. They are there for a reason. I will bend them at times if it seems appropriate.

  13. Winnie Lim

    I more of the follow the rules person but once in a while when I really don’t agree with the rules, I tend to bend them a little.

  14. Arely Z.

    Definitely depends on the occasion! Most of the time I play by the rules, but sometimes the occasion calls for something else.

  15. Kai W.

    I used to follow the rules but they got me nowhere. Now I pushed those rules beyond the limit and do end up breaking them. At least I can say I try then try to stay within the confinement of a box.

  16. evejeann

    I play by my own rules within the parameters of the rule. Don’t know if it makes sense but I follow the rules, but I also tend to break them by finding a loophole.

  17. Michelle Huang

    I mostly follow the rules but I tend to find a loophole to get away from them. Sometimes I rebel them all together, just not to harm others like speeding and what-not.

  18. Ada

    I’m mostly a rule follower. It was drilled into my head at an early age that getting something by not following the rules isn’t worth as much as getting it done right. But it depends on the situation.


    i’m a rule follower … thank you for sharing your book. looking forward to the read. 🙂

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